COURSES & DESCRIPTIONS

Adventures In Attitudes - Human Relations for Educators EDT6692
Bringing out the Best in Students: -Developing Performance Character EDT6750
Brain Power Strategies EDT6900
Courage for The Discouraged EDT6901
The Well-Informed Educator EDT6932
Creative Teaching Strategies for Teaching Core Standards EDT6725
LifePOWER: -Strategies for Reducing Educator and Student Stress EDT6690
Engaging the 21st Century Learner thru Technology EDT6749
Educating for Character -Developing Moral Character EDT6724
Effective Instruction EDT6729
Hands on Math K-8 EDT6748
Succeeding with Students of Poverty EDT6916
IQ-EQ Connections - Helping Kids Care EDT6438
Literacy for Learning - Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum EDT6701
The Teacher's Toolbox EDT6915
Time & Life Mastery - Time Management for Educators EDT6696
Positive Discipline in The Classroom EDT6731
Risk to Resilience - Strength-Based Interventions for Students EDT6747

 

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Power of Inclusive Classrooms  EDT#6937

Author: Linnea Olbon

 

 

We are living in a day and age where acceptance, understanding and

appreciation for diversity is a non-negotiable for educators. Inclusion is where peoples’ differences are valued and used to enable everyone to thrive, learn and work together effectively. The focus of this course is to break down areas that are marginalized and gain further understanding so that educators can focus on the strengths and challenges of their students, while understanding the “why” behind students’ actions, decisions and behaviors. 

 

Teachers will learn researched-based practices to help engage, motivate and inspire all learners to be their personal best. Participants will leave the class with the knowledge, skills and a deep understanding of how to reach all students, including those who are marginalized. Both instructional and social emotional strategies will be dissected so educators walk away with practical tools they can implement immediately. Authentic scenarios and simulations will be embedded within the course to allow participants to experience firsthand what many of our students, and families, experience. I

 

Information and concepts in this class are based on researched-based, best practices of Dr. Robert Marzano, Dr. John Hattie, Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, Dr. Rick Stiggins, Dr. Harry Wong, Dr. Eric Jensen, Dr. Ruby Payne and others.

A few things the participants will learn:
● Difference between inclusion, diversity and equity
● Strategies for successful inclusion
● Managing an effective inclusive classroom
● 13 disability categories and incorporating IEPs in teaching and learning
● Response to Intervention
● Strategies in working with students with disabilities
● Resources to help support inclusion
● Best practices in student engagement and differentiated instruction
● Strategies for teaching social emotional skills
● Restorative practices/PBIS 
● Intentional instructional planning for all students

 

Overall Course Goals:
● To learn the history of special education as a foundation of law and values.
● To lpersonally embrace and value differences, while inspiring others to do the same.
● To equip participants with researched-based best practices in working with all students, especially as it relates to the challenges of inclusion and co-teaching strategies for instruction in a mainstreamed environment. 
● To personally experience “the life” of some of our students through simulations and real
conversations.
● Ultimately to assist teachers in effectively teaching and managing challenging behaviors
through engagement, empathy and high expectations.